Islands

Winner
Special Jury Award ~ Narrative Feature
South by Southwest
Nominee
Grand Jury Award ~ Narrative Feature
South by Southwest
A stunning feat of lived-in filmmaking… as emotionally immersive as it is unassuming.

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Islands

A coming-of-middle-age film about a timid Filipino immigrant struggling with the care of an elderly parent while managing his first experience of puppy love.
Not Rated
Genre
Drama
Runtime
94
Language
Tagalog, English
Director
Martin Edralin
Producer
Martin Edralin, Priscilla Galvez
Writer(s)
Martin Edralin
Cast
Rogelio Balagtas, Sheila Lotuaco, Esteban Comilang
Awards:
Winner, Special Jury Award ~ Narrative Feature, South by Southwest
Nominee, Grand Jury Award ~ Narrative Feature, South by Southwest
FEATURED REVIEW
Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International

Unassuming, like its central character, Martin Edralin’s debut feature 'Islands' tells a small story in an overlooked but large, far-flung community – that of Filipino expatriates. Joshua (Rogelio Balagtas) lives in Canada with his ageing parents, having swapped his life as a dentist at home for ...

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